Big Word Breakdown

Christianity in a Fallen World

We best use our spiritual gifts when we are connected with God through a personal relationship with Him, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other believers. Did you know that Jesus prayed for that very thing for you and your family? What happens when you live as Jesus prayed? How...

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Is there only one right way?

Is there only one right way?

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to release excerpts from the as-yet-unpublished book Why Do Bad Things Happen? A Devotional for Busy Families. This book will not be released until later this year, but we felt families could use these lessons to talk with their kids about what is...

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What is Pharisee-ism? How do you know if it describes you?

What is Pharisee-ism? How do you know if it describes you?

Can you spot a modern-day Pharisee? How do you know if you are one yourself? I recently read a very interesting book by Timothy Keller called The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (not an affiliate link). I admire the way Keller speaks like a normal person,...

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What does it mean to "love God with all your heart"?

What does it mean to "love God with all your heart"?

“The meaning of the word ‘worship’ is to ascribe worth to something. In other words, it means to say and act like something has worth. It means to honor something, to say it is good and deserving of special attention. More than that, to worship something means to make it...

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What does "worship" mean?

What does "worship" mean?

Worship. You hear that word thrown around a lot at church. There’s the “worship service,” the “worship center,” “worship music,” “praise and worship,” and probably a few I forgot. I get it. Worship is important. But what is worship exactly? Is it more than singing a few Christian songs? (Yes.)...

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6 Steps for Dealing with Rambunctious Children

It's test season in public schools across America. This is the third year I've been an elementary school test monitor. Honestly, I love it! It gives me a great opportunity to encourage and pray for students, teachers, the schools, our state, this country, and children in general. I know there...

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My "Thorn in the Flesh"

This week in Sunday School, my second graders participated in a rather unusual side-note discussion. They were concerned that their teacher (me) was no longer able to use her legs. NOTE: If you are looking for the spiritual gifts blog, don't give up. I am still working on it. Keep...

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What in the World Is a Worldview?

Parents strongly influence their child’s worldview, whether they intend to or not. What are you teaching your child? Are you including the whole picture or just part of the elephant? We are now hosting Worldview Parties (#worldviewparty). These parties are a fun opportunity to introduce children and families to the...

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How to Be Humble, Part 3

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2016 or your New Year's resolutions? Have you considered asking God to make you more humble? Image © Depositphotos.com/ Levranii Today we are wrapping up our look at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we talked about the importance of living a humble life. Wednesday...

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How to Be Humble, Part 2

Image © Depositphotos.com/ Levranii This week we are looking at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we talked about the importance of living a humble life. Today we're going to talk specifically about pride. Pride is the antonym, the opposite, of humility. What is pride? Why is it bad? Let's start by reviewing...

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